So Shelly and I both read this book. She read it back in February (Shelly Says… ) while I just recently had the chance to check it out. It is by one of my favorite authors, Meghan Quinn, who, as you all know (and if you don’t shame on you! I FLOVE this woman. She gave me the Virgin Romance Novelist, which, by the way, is the funniest book I have ever read. I am talking tears rolling down your eyes, ohmigod did I just snort funny! Like seriously people you better have read this freaking book. Oh shit…sorry for this tangent) writes amazing books. I will say, however, reading this book on a plane is not recommended. I was a blubbering idiot at some parts and my seat mates were looking at me like I was a basket case.
**p.s. I’m giving away some things so read to the end**
Blurb: Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life’s greatest challenges.
The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons…and prove their existence.
With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.
Please be kind.
Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.
Review: Man, I don’t even know where to begin with this. I was sure it was going to be a great book because…uhh Meghan, but I wasn’t emotionally prepared for the journey it would take me on. This story alternates POVs between the four characters. I felt differently about each character and liked each one, but Jace and Carter stole my heart. I can completely sympathize with Jace as I am an adoptive mom. I will leave it at that because I promise never to “spoil” things for you guys but just know this storyline holds a special place in my heart. I will say I wanted to slap the Jay-Z in the elevator out of Jace’s baby mama, but that is neither here nor there. Carter, I just had a soft spot for. He made me laugh and although he was an ass you could clearly see it was coming from a place of hurt. The scene with him and his Uncle makes it all worth it. Now onto the ladies. I couldn’t relate to Daisy or see how it was at all possible for this to be her life. I liked her just fine but it felt like a stretch for me. Hollyn was the complete epitome of devastation. I have never experienced her pain but it was so palpable that I felt myself skimming sometimes because it hurt to read it. Now I only have one problem with this book, just one. It’s not a big one but…I absolutely hated the couple predictability. Hated it. I saw it coming and in the back of my mind kept screaming…please don’t do this to me. Oh well, can’t win em all, so 4.5 stars for this wonderful addition to my Meghan Quinn collection.
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